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In episode #103 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with architect and author Donald M. Rattner.

Donald is the author of My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation and the principal of Donald M. Rattner, Architect. As a consultant, he draws on scientific research to help individuals and organizations maximize occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality, and retail environments.

An educator and author as well as practitioner, Rattner’s publications include entries in professional reference books, and numerous contributions to print and online channels. He has taught at the University of Illinois, New York Academy of Art, New York University, Parsons School of Design, and online

During our discussion, Donald describes:

  • How manipulating your environment can stimulate creativity
  • Why he spent nearly as much time gathering the images for his book as he did writing it
  • How scientific research helps give validity to the creativity techniques he recommends
  • Why mood and ambiance such as lighting, room temperature, scent, and sound, influence mental processing
  • How certain physical characteristics in the built environment can heighten creativity, including tall ceilings, calming hues, the display of art, access to beautiful views, and more!

Click below to listen now!

Direct download: WC_103.mp3
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